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March 17th - 23rd

CSO Information & Announcements

  • CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

Programming

  • Minority Corporate Counsel Association Seeking Student Volunteers
  • Summer Housing

Employment Opportunities

  • AFL-CIO’s LCC Minority Outreach Program summer clerkships
  • NAACP Summer Internship Opportunity

Fellowships & Scholarships

  • Beazley Institute 2008-2009 LLM in Health Law Fellowship
  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law Fellowship Award
  • Equal Justice Works/AmeriCorps summer education grants
  • Equal Justice America summer fellowship
  • Berman Arts Award

Job Fairs

  • IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2008 Patent Law Interview Program Registration

Fall On-Campus Interviewing Program

  • Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Orientation

Resources

  • International Career Employment Weekly Online
  • PSLawNet
  • 2007-08 Government Honors & Internship Handbook
  • Law Crossing - Free Access For Students

CSO Information & Announcements

CSO Program Videos Now Available Online!

The Career Services Office is pleased to announce that videos of our programming are now available to be viewed online. Most of our programming will be available on our website within 1-2 days of the original program date and will remain available for viewing for 2-3 weeks, due to limited server space. Program videotapes will still be available in our office. A password is required to view these programs. Please call our office at 312-906-5200 or email kentcso@kentlaw.edu for the username and password. To watch videos of our programming, go to the CSO's web page, click on the right hand navigation bar "For Students" and select "Watch Program Videos." Or, click here to be taken directly to the page.

Programming

Minority Corporate Counsel Association Seeking Student Volunteers

The Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA) is a Washington, DC-based non-profit organization established to advocate for the expanded hiring, retention, and promotion of minority attorneys.  MCCA will host its Diversity Dinners Series Honoring the 2008 Employers of Choice and 7th Annual CLE Expo at the Chicago Marriott Downtown, March 26-28, 2008.  We are seeking student volunteers to help with these events.

Volunteers will be responsible for assisting with attendee registration and other responsibilities as needed.  We will feed you during all events. Plus, you will have the opportunity to meet local and national leaders in the legal industry.  Volunteers are requested to provide times they are available corresponding to the above schedule. Interested? Email Elana Clements at etclements@verizon.net.

Summer Housing

Schiff Hardin: If you would like to sublet your apartment for the summer of 2007, Schiff Hardin may be able to help. Contact Lilly Tuller at ltuller@schiffhardin.com.

Mayer, Brown: is looking for summer apartments for their summer associates. If you would like to sublet your apartment, please contact Patricia Wright at pwright@mayerbrown.com. Please include your contact information, the address of the apartment, amount of monthly rent, and whether the apartment is furnished or unfurnished.

 Employment Opportunities

Please check the new job posting system ("Symplicity") on a regular basis. Check out Symplicity's general instructions for more information.

AFL-CIO’s LCC Minority Outreach Program Summer Clerkships

The AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee (LCC), a network of union-side attorneys representing AFL affiliated unions, invites applications for its LCC Minority Outreach (Summer Clerkship) Program. The Program seeks to introduce students of color to the practice of law in the labor movement and to encourage them to join the ranks of the union-side attorneys in their on-going battle for social and economic justice. Students typically deal with issues arising under a wide range of labor and employment laws including the National Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, Employees Retirement Income Security Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act. In recent years students have also gained exposure to a variety of immigration related issues.

Opportunities are available with the following organizations: Cornfield & Feldman (Chicago, IL); Leonard Carder LLP (Oakland, CA); Schwartz Steinsapir Dohrmann & Sommers (Los Angeles, CA); AFSCME (Washington, DC); American Federation of Teachers – Legal Dept (Washington, DC); and Bredhoff & Kaiser (Washington, DC). Students hired by these organizations also participate in the LLC Law Clerk Networking Conference, which features workshops and presentations on labor law practice, union organizing and representation, politics and legislation.

Each job is listed individually in the Career Office’s Symplicity Job Posting System under the position title of LCC MOP Summer Clerkship. Students should apply directly to the firms/organizations they're interested in, and mention the MOP in their cover letters. Positions are open until filled. Questions about the program itself, should be directed to Ana Avendano at aavendan@aflcio.org or 202-637-3949.

NAACP Summer Internship Opportunity

The NAACP Youth & College Division has partnered with the AT&T Foundation to host a
six-week fellowship and internship program during the summer of 2008. The program
will run from June 14th to July 25th, 2008. This program will provide undergrad and
graduate students with the opportunity to work in the NAACP offices in Baltimore, MD,
New York, NY, or Washington, DC.

As an NAACP/AT&T Fellow or Intern you will work with NAACP staff on relevant matters
concerning organizational issues, education, health, civic engagement, juvenile justice
and economic empowerment. Through this program you will gain valuable non-profit experience and networking opportunities, while increasing your knowledge about various aspects of the civil rights movement. As a Fellow or Intern you will also have the opportunity to attend the Annual NAACP Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. All NAACP/AT&T Fellows and Interns will receive a stipend and lodging assistance may be available. Transportation to and from the internship city will not be provided.

Applications are due March 18th. For more information and an application, please refer to handout #6 in the Career Services Office.

 

Fellowships & Scholarships

2008-2009 LL.M. in Health Law Fellowship

 The Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy at Loyola University Chicago School of Law is currently accepting applications for their LL.M. in Health Law Fellowship for the 2008-2009 school year. 

While enrolled full-time in their nationally ranked LL.M. in Health Law program, the LLM Fellow may serve as an instructor and/or tutor to health care professionals enrolled in the Master of Jurisprudence in Health Law program; conduct research for faculty members; author scholarly articles; serve as an editor of the Institute’s online health law newsletter, and represent the Institute at professional meetings and associations.  Compensation includes a full-tuition scholarship and a $5000 stipend.  To apply, please send a writing sample, resume, and cover letter to: 
LLM Fellowship Committee
Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
25 East Pearson Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinois  60611
Voice: 312-915-7174
Fax: 312-915-6212
E-Mail: health-law@luc.edu 
Web: www.luc.edu/healthlaw


Applications are due May 1, 2008Fellowship applicants must apply and be accepted into the LLM in Health Law degree program at Loyola before being considered for the fellowship.

 

ABA Section of Antitrust Law Fellowship Award

The purpose of the Fellowship Award is to defray the housing and living expenses of distinguished law students pursuing unpaid summer employment opportunities within approved government agencies (federal, state, or international) dedicated to the enforcement of antitrust laws, or other institutions whose primary mission is to advance the study of antitrust and competition law. Each Fellow will receive a gross award of $5,000 and may receive reimbursement for certain travel expenses. In addition, each Fellow will be assigned a Section of Antitrust Law Mentor who will monitor the Fellow’s progress and meet with each Fellow several times throughout the summer months and be available to offer any assistance. Finally, each Fellow may be required to present a written summary of their experience to the Section of Antitrust Law upon completion of their employment.

To be considered, applicants must first demonstrate proof of an offer and acceptance of employment at a qualifying institution, including proof that the position is unpaid. There are a number of employers with whom unpaid summer employment will automatically qualify for consideration under this Fellowship Award. A listing of these employers can be found in the application packet. In addition, work at other institutions with missions consistent with the purposes of the Fellowship Award may also qualify.

Additional application requirements apply. Complete information, including the Fellowship Guidelines and Application Packet, are available by visiting: http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-law-student/at-fellowship-2008.html.

Applications and all supporting materials must be received by March 28, 2008.

Equal Justice Works/Americorps Summer Education Grant

Equal Justice Works/Americorps offers summer education grants to law students who have secured employment at qualifying organizations. The 2008 Summer Corps application will be available Wednesday, March 19 at 11am cst on the Equal Justice Works website. Summer Corps is an AmeriCorps-funded program that engages law students to spend their summers serving at nonprofit public interest organizations and allows them to earn a $1,000 AmeriCorps education award voucher upon completion of 300 hours of service. Students must secure a summer placement at a qualifying organization prior to applying for the program. All 350 slots will be awarded primarily on a first come, first served basis. Demand for this opportunity is very high so students should apply as early as possible. The application closes at 5:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 2. For more information on Summer Corp visit: http://www.equaljusticeworks.org/programs/summercorps/general

Equal Justice America Fellowship

Equal Justice America offers fellowships of up to $4,000 to law students who work full-time during Summer 2008 for organizations providing direct civil legal assistance for the poor. Students must secure a full-time (minimum 35-40 hours per week) placement for Summer 2008 working at least 10 weeks for a legal services organization. For complete information visit www.equaljusticeamerica.com and click on the "Apply for a Fellowship" link. Application must be postmarked by March 24. Please also note that EJA also provides fellowships for students working part-time at legal aid organization during the Fall and Spring semesters in the amount of $1500. Visit the website for details. If you have any questions contact Michelle Mohr Vodenik.

Job Fairs

IMPORTANT UPDATE: 2008 Patent Law Interview Program Registration

Due to technical difficulties experienced by Loyola University Chicago Law School, they have revised the registration process for the 2008 Patent Law Interview Program.  Registration will no longer be available on-line.  Due to this change, the registration time period has been extended to March 25, 2008.  All necessary registration forms are now available in Chicago-Kent’s Career Services Office.  The registration fee has also been reduced to $35 and must be paid by check at the time registration forms are submitted to the CSO.  All questions should be directed to Chicago-Kent’s Patent Job Fair liaison, Jeanne Kraft, Assistant Dean, Career Services at jkraft@kentlaw.edu.

The 2008 Patent Law Interview Program, coordinated by Loyola University Chicago Law School and open to law students nationwide, will be held this summer on July 31st and August 1st at the Chicago Marriott Suites O’Hare (Rosemont, IL).  This job fair draws Intellectual Property employers from around the country.  Last year approximately 150 patent law employers participated.  All law students with engineering and/or technical science academic backgrounds who will be returning to law school in the Fall of 2008 (current 1Ls and 2Ls and students in LLM Intellectual Property programs) are eligible to participate and should be sure to take advantage of this interviewing opportunity.

On-Campus Interviews

Mandatory Fall On-Campus Interview (OCI) Orientation

Monday, April 7th:   3:00 – 4:00 pm in Auditorium
Tuesday, April 8th:   Noon – 1:00 pm in Room 590;   5:00 – 5:45 pm in Room C50

(Students only need to attend one of the program times.)

During August and September, legal employers will either visit our campus to interview students or request resumes from students for summer associate and entry-level attorney positions. A member of the CSO will discuss the on-campus interview process, what types of employers participate, how to contact employers directly, what to do if you do not meet a particular employer's hiring criteria, and how to prepare over the summer.  This years OCI program will begin on August 18th through September 10th.  Since interviews will begin before classes start, it is imperative that students understand the requirements and deadlines for participation, which will be discussed at the program. 

In addition, the information provided will assist students participating in the Patent Law Interview Program, Cook County Bar Association Minority Job Fair, and other interviewing opportunities.  

This program is MANDATORY for all first-time OCI participants.  1L Day students and 1L Evening students who plan to switch to the day program next year and graduate in May 2010 must attend one of these programs in order to participate in the fall OCI program.   2L Day/Evening & 3L Evening students who have not previously participated but intend to next year must also attend.

Please note: If you plan to graduate in May 2009 or December 2008 and are interested in working for the Cook County State's Attorney's Office after graduation, you must participate in OCI and register for an on-campus interview with their office in order to be considered for employment.

Resources

International Career Employment Weekly Online

International Career Employment Weekly's goal is to make it easy for international professionals to keep abreast of all current job opportunities in their field. They collect information on current international job openings with governments, government contractors, United Nations agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, private voluntary organizations working overseas, corporations involved in international trade and finance, engineering firms, associations, foundations, student exchange organizations, universities, and state governments and present that information to job seekers in a clear and concise format.

The Career Services Office subscribes to this resource in an online format. The username and password changes with every issue. For the most recent username and password, contact kentcso@kentlaw.edu.

PSLawNet

PSLawNet is a premier resource for career-related information in legal and law-related public interest work. Students and alumni from over 170 law schools search our site every day to find internships, fellowships, pro bono opportunities, and jobs in public service. Chicago-Kent College of Law is a member school, therefore you have unlimited access to search the database for FREE. The PSLawNet website is filled with useful resources for public interest-minded law students and graduates, as well as those who may simply be exploring their options. Students can access PSLawNet here: PSLawNet home page. On the home page, click on "sign-up now" to create an account using your email address and your own password. List Chicago-Kent College of Law as your school.

2007-08 Government Honors & Internship Handbook

The 2007-08 Government Honors & Internship Handbook is now available. It may be accessed online or there is a printed copy available in our office. Please contact our office for the password for the online edition.

Law Crossing - Free Access For Students

Law students have free access to LawCrossing.com to access their collection of legal job postings. To get access, register with your kentlaw.edu e-mail address, enter the promotional code "kent2008" and identify yourself as a student.

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